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Brett Tuggle dies at 70: Keyboardist for Fleetwood Mac and The David Lee Roth Band passes away after battling cancer as Rick Springfield shares heartfelt tribute

  • Keyboardist Brett Tuggle dies at 70 after battling cancer
  • He toured for 20 years with the iconic 1970s band Fleetwood Mac.
  • And he was one of the founding members of The David Lee Roth Band.
  • Tuggle also helped Roth write his 1988 hit song Just Like Paradise.

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Acclaimed keyboardist Brett Tuggle has died at the age of 70 after battling cancer.

He toured for 20 years with Fleetwood Mac and was one of the founding members of The David Lee Roth Band. Tuggle also helped Roth write his 1988 hit song Just Like Paradise.

Brett had worked with a wide range of artists including Rick Springfield, Jimmy Page, John Kay and Steppenwolf, Styx’s Tommy Shaw and Mitch Ryder.

Gone too soon: Acclaimed keyboardist Brett Tuggle has died at the age of 70 after battling cancer.  Seen in 2019

Gone too soon: Acclaimed keyboardist Brett Tuggle has died at the age of 70 after battling cancer. Seen in 2019

A rock favorite: From left, Waddy Wachtel, Brett and Rick Rosas backstage at The Joint in Los Angeles in 2006

A rock favorite: From left, Waddy Wachtel, Brett and Rick Rosas backstage at The Joint in Los Angeles in 2006

A rock favorite: From left, Waddy Wachtel, Brett and Rick Rosas backstage at The Joint in Los Angeles in 2006

“Our sweet Brett Tuggle came home tonight,” his friend Springfield wrote on Twitter. God bless the beautiful spirit of him.

Brett is survived by her daughter Michelle and son Matt.

they shared with Rolling Stone that his family was ‘with him throughout the time of his illness’

And they shared that Brett was a ‘lovely father’. Matt added: “He gave me music in my life.”

The star was born in Denver, Colorado and from a very young age learned to play the piano.

In 1970 he toured with Mitch Ryder and Detroit Wheels. And in 1971, the star played guitar on the Detroit album.

In the 1980s he began to work more with Springfield when their hit song Jessie’s Girl took off.

In the late 1980s, he worked on Roth’s second album, Skyscraper, and his biggest solo hit, Just Like Paradise.

Legendary: He toured for 20 years with Fleetwood Mac and was one of the founding members of The David Lee Roth Band.  Tuggle also helped Roth write his 1988 hit song Just Like Paradise.  Seen in 2019

Legendary: He toured for 20 years with Fleetwood Mac and was one of the founding members of The David Lee Roth Band.  Tuggle also helped Roth write his 1988 hit song Just Like Paradise.  Seen in 2019

Legendary: He toured for 20 years with Fleetwood Mac and was one of the founding members of The David Lee Roth Band. Tuggle also helped Roth write his 1988 hit song Just Like Paradise. Seen in 2019

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